Indiana State Museum currently features two great opportunities to learn about the man behind the Presidency with it’s new Lincoln exhibits.
- the Bible upon which Lincoln and, most recently, President Obama took the oath of office;
- the contents of Lincoln’s pockets the night he was assassinated;
- letters, photographs, maps, sketches, political cartoons, period engravings, speeches and artifacts from Lincoln’s political career and presidency.
- Signed copies of both the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment will be on display during February; after February, they will rotate.
II. Now through July 25, 2010, With Charity for All: The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection will be on display. The exhibit tells the story of Lincoln, the man. Since his birth on a farm in the Kentucky wilderness some 200 years ago, Lincoln lore has transformed him into an almost mythological figure. Highlighted artifacts instead paint a picture of how an ordinary man rose to become, perhaps, the greatest leader in American history.
Both exhibits are included with general admission. HOWEVER, timed-tickets are required now through April 11, 2010. To reserve timed-tickets call 317.232.1637 (Mon-Sat, 8:30am-5:30 pm; Sun, 11:30 am-5:30 pm). Special lectures, programs and events are planned during the run of both exhibits.